Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.08.2009 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while flying in close proximity to others during a club level competition. Both pilots involved sustained fatal injuries.

Fatal
07.08.2009 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Club Pilot
Morzine
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off with speed system line through leg strap. Once sorted, pilot landed downwind and struck roof of house having misjudged wind direction thinking it would be the same as at take off.

Fr L3 vertebra
25.07.2009 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was about to launch when another shouted stop, thinking they saw a knot. On turning back to face the glider and applying brake, pilot was lifted off his feet and back up the slope.

Fr wrist
08.07.2009 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On approach, pilot left his turn into wind too late leaving no time to execute an effective flare. Pilot landed hard on harness and outstretched arm.

Dislocated elbow
02.07.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Ceret
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Dragon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot tripped running off nil wind landing.

Fr wrist
21.06.2009 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider while reverse launching and was dragged into another glider.

None
21.06.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach losing more height than expected in decreasing wind and with limited landing area due to tide being in. Landed in sea. Unclipped quickly and with help, recovered equipment safely.

none
20.06.2009 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Under training
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to execute full flare and jarred knee on landing.

Jarred knee
16.06.2009 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Windbank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was forced to top land having encountered strong sink after losing thermal. On turning to collapse glider the pilot was lifted back up then landed heavily on straight leg.

Fractured knee
16.06.2009 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Under training
Norcia
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider on landing and landed heavily on back.

Fractured L2 vertebra
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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